Saturday, November 12, 2005

Simone Weil



I can sense another Simone Weil period in my life. I find her fascinating and inspiring, prophetic and challenging.

What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
Simone Weil, The Need for Roots (1949)
French social philosopher (1909 - 1943)

2 comments:

thomasw said...

i agree, ramone, simone weil saw deeply and expressed what she saw with such clarity and insight. the story she relays of her experience while reading george herbert's poem "Love" typifies this.

Simply Victoria said...

i looked for her at our used book store. nada.
they never have any;thing good.
i'll have to check out some used book stores in vancouver.
i'm also looking for auden.
and more rilke.
and beaudelaire.
but i don't want them new.
i want them old.

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